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Vintage Schoolhouse Loft w/Private Entrance + Bath

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4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 private bath
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Renovated Schoolhouse with lots of vintage charm! You'll be staying in a former large (24 x 30 ft, 720 sq feet total) classroom. Included: your own bathroom with laundry! A one of a kind local landmark. All are welcome! Great for anyone looking for a unique experience. Easily accessible from Interstate 81 off the Delano Exit 134 or Route 54. Very close to Jim Thorpe and many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, swimming, and golfing.

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COVID-19 update as of December 2020:
Indoor dining is no longer available but outdoor dining and takeout are still permitted at restaurants. Please make sure to call ahead before visiting any establishments in the area.

Also, Please Take Note:

Guests are unfortunately no longer permitted in the kitchen. This difficult, hopefully temporary, decision was made to prevent cross contamination. In place of the kitchen amenity there will now be Starbucks Via instant coffee (but no coffee maker), a selection of hot teas, creamer and a water cooler providing hot and cold water in the guest bedroom along with a mini fridge and microwave. We also provide masks, disposable utensils/plates/bowls/cups, hand sanitizer and Lysol for guest use while on the premises. Please know that we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe, thanks!

We welcome BIPOC and LGBTQ persons to our property. If you have any questions, please ask!

Discover more on our website! Enter “Grier City Schoolhouse” in your search bar and the website will appear at the top of the results.

The schoolhouse was built in the early 1900s. Grades 1 - 8 occupied the four classrooms, with two grades to each of the four classrooms. Many of the old architectural details remain, including the grand staircase, double door foyer entryway, original hardwood pine floors and original millwork. The windows are over 90 inches tall, providing light to all the rooms throughout the day.

Guest comfort is of utmost importance. Unlike other properties, we have purchased linens specifically for guest use and do not use old hand-me-down towels and sheets. All items are selected for comfort and style--no clashing patterns or garish designs here. All beds include premium supportive down pillows (with pillow protectors!) and luxurious down comforters during the winter months. The mattresses are comfortable and not too firm for a great night's rest (they are also covered with protectors). Towels and washcloths are provided. All bedding (including duvet covers) and towels are washed after each guest. You can rest assured that your safety and hygiene are of the utmost importance.

All decor has been hand selected and curated by the host. The Schoolhouse includes an array of unique antiques (hand painted signs, mod electric fireplace, typewriters, games) and features a curated selection of mid-century antique furniture. In addition, old photographs of the school during its operation are displayed around the room along with the owner's paintings and prints in the guest room, kitchen, foyer and bathroom.

This is a unique space -- don't miss your chance to experience such a wonderful rural retreat!

Guest access
As a guest, you will have access to the downstairs level, which contains your bedroom and guest bathroom. The upstairs and kitchen are private. I only rent out one guest room.

Your private bedroom has a TV connected to Apple TV & Hulu. There is also an outdoor deck for lounging.

Other things to note
My bedroom and bathroom are upstairs. The downstairs level is for guests. During private stays the upstairs still remains private and my cat will still be at the property but no one else will be on the premises.

There is only AC in the guest room. The bathroom does not have AC. The building has very high ceilings and I can only cool a limited amount of space!

The downstairs level has two large rooms (the guest room, the kitchen) and a shared foyer space with the stairway to the upstairs level and the guest bathroom. The last image in the listing shows a floor plan depicting the layout of the space.

The kitchen and the guest bedroom do share a wall and noise does transfer into the guest room from the kitchen. When I am present I do my best to be quiet for guests, although I do use the kitchen to prepare meals and there will be a certain amount of unavoidable noise.

Guests also cross the shared foyer space to use the bathroom. Because this building was set up as a public space and not a residential home, the layout is unconventional. This has never been an issue for the large majority of guests. If you're very uncomfortable with any interaction between host and guest, it might be better for you to book a private stay for only an extra $40 a night!

Please make sure that you read the "policies" section before your stay to make yourself aware of the house rules. Much appreciated in advance!
Renovated Schoolhouse with lots of vintage charm! You'll be staying in a former large (24 x 30 ft, 720 sq feet total) classroom. Included: your own bathroom with laundry! A one of a kind local landmark. All are welcome! Great for anyone looking for a unique experience. Easily accessible from Interstate 81 off the Delano Exit 134 or Route 54. Very close to Jim Thorpe and many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking,… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
TV
Dryer
Washer
Iron
Hair dryer
Heating
Air conditioning

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Barnesville, Pennsylvania, United States

The schoolhouse is located in a peaceful residential area surrounded by trees and grass. Very calm, quiet and tranquil! The road gets a light amount of traffic during the day and very little at night. As an important note, there are no amenities within walking distance of the property, a short five minute drive will take you to the closest grocery store.

Local Attractions include:
The town of Jim Thorpe featuring shopping, live music at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, restaurants, whitewater rafting, cycling and more! Only a 30 min drive.

Tuscarora State Park is perfect for hiking, swimming, and fishing. They also offer rental boats during the summer season. Just a 5 minute drive.

Locust Lake State Park features hiking, swimming and other outdoor activities. Just a 13 minute drive.

Mountain Valley Golf Course is open to the public. They also have a nice brunch on Sundays. A 15 minute drive.

Yeungling Brewery, America's oldest, is a 25 minute drive away in Pottsville. They offer tours open to the public.

Great antique shopping is all over the area. I can give you a list of stores if you are interested.

On Wednesdays from 8am -7pm (6 pm in the winter), the famous Hometown Farmer's Market is the place to be. Stop by for fresh produce, local wine and honey, Amish delicacies and many other inexpensive stores offering everything from antiques to electronics. There are also a number of stores serving a wide range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Only a 5 minute drive.
The schoolhouse is located in a peaceful residential area surrounded by trees and grass. Very calm, quiet and tranquil! The road gets a light amount of traffic during the day and very little at night. As an imp…

Hosted by Maria

Joined in May 2011
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artist, painter, photographer, teacher
During your stay
Looking for complete privacy? Just let me know! With at least two weeks advance notice, I can offer private stays for an extra $40 per night.

Also, I am happy to give directions/recommendations and point out areas or attractions of interest!
Looking for complete privacy? Just let me know! With at least two weeks advance notice, I can offer private stays for an extra $40 per night.

Also, I am happy to give d…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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